11th Annual Hasty Bake BBQ Contest


Our 2020 Hasty Bake Owner’s Competition was postponed in May in consideration of public safety. It’s clear now that 2020 is not the year to be hosting public events, and as such, the decision has been made to officially cancel the event this year.

We will be working to redesign the competition in Spring of 2021 in a way that is safe and enjoyable for all of our amazing teams, and an excellent representation of Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills to the public.

We appreciate your understanding and thanks for being the best part of the Hasty Bake family.




Join Us for the "11th Annual Hasty Bake Owners BBQ Contest" to be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 10:00 AM- until a winner is announced.


A fun-filled event full of homestyle & traditional BBQ! Forty-eight teams will compete for glory as they prepare dishes on only their Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills.  

This event is FREE to the general public. The event starts at 10 am! Our cooking demonstrations will begin at 10 am with our Hasty Bake Ambassadors and The Boston Deli's Ken Schafer.


All Hasty Bake Owners are welcome to enter.

Early registration for last year's participants, begins January 31st, 2020.  

Registration for General Public begins February 7, 2020.

To sign-up, please call 918-665-8220

 No pre-registration was allowed this year-- all teams MUST REGISTER WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS. 

General Contest Rules: 

This contest is held exclusively for Hasty Bake Grill owners only! No gas grills or other grills allowed.
Contest will be open to approximately 48 teams
Entry fee is $75 during early-bird registration until February 28th and then increases to $80 beginning March 1st, which includes (2)two t-shirts and a set amount of hardwood charcoal. Additional t-shirts can be ordered at time of registration for $10/each. Withdrawing from the competition after sign-up a refund can be processed up to a week before the event and will not hold your spot for the following year.  

Contest will be held on Saturday, September 26th, at 1313 S. Lewis Ave, Tulsa OK 74104 

Judges will be local BBQ enthusiasts-- if you were a competitor last year but would like to be a judge instead of competing this year, please call the showroom! 918-665-8220


2020 Competition Categories 

CHICKEN- Grilled, baked, or smoked chicken. Can be any cut of the chicken. Garnish and sauces must follow the guidelines listed in the general rules and regulations.  Each turn in container must contain 6 individual portions. 


RIBS-  The only thing you’ll be allowed to turn in, in this category is RIBS!  The Ribs category allowed teams to turn in juicy, flavorful ribs.Beef and pork ribs, rack of lamb, etc.  Turn in container must contain 6 individually cut ribs.

Fine Print: Each judging box must have 6 equal servings and only one protein.  i.e., do NOT turn in ribs and shoulder together.

Garnish and sauces must follow the guidelines listed in the general rules and regulations. No stacking or wrapped in bacon. No foreign objects in the box such as soup bowls, toothpicks, sauce cups, planks, etc.

Offsite parking is mandatory – Security will be located at the entrance of the one-hour parking lot to assist you with maps, etc. during move-in/check-in time.  Parking is limited so entrants will need to unload grills and equipment and move vehicle(s) to the contestant parking area.  Team members, family, friends, and the general public will be asked to park at the nearby parking lot at 13th in Wheeling (north corner), where you can catch the complimentary shuttle back to the competition site. Signage is placed on the street corners from Hasty Bake toward the free parking lot to direct you where to go. 

The Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new Hasty Bake Gourmet Dual Finish, model 256 (valued at $1,499)
Second Place Over-All will receive a Hasty Bake Legacy Powder-Coated Charcoal Grill, model 131 (valued at $1,099)
Third Place Over-All will receive a Hasty Bake Suburban Powder-Coated Charcoal Grill, model 414 (valued at $849)
Awards will be given for 1st Place, 2nd place, and 3rd place in the 1st Category and in the 2nd Category

Note: There will be no prize this year for the oldest grill cooked on.

Only Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills may be used to cook food
All cooking must be done on-site (off-site pre-seasoning is allowed)
Registration will be confirmed ONLY after the entry fee is paid and entry form is submitted.
Assigned charcoal at time of registration must be used as a fuel source and additional charcoal can be purchased on the day of the event.  NO OUTSIDE CHARCOAL IS ALLOWED

Additional smoking wood can be used at the discretion of the competitor
Blind judging techniques will be used to ensure fair scoring
Food must fit into the turn in container, and have (6) individual servings

Early check-in is 7:30am
Teams must be checked in by 10:00am- cooks meeting will begin at 10:00am
1st Category food turn in time is 1:55pm. 2nd Category food turn in time is 2:55pm

Entries will be judged based upon Taste, Tenderness, and Appearance. Scores are based upon a rating scale of Poor (3) through Excellent (9). Scores from grilled and smoked entries will be added together for a final score.

Garnish is optional. If used, it is limited to chopped, sliced, shredded or whole leaves of fresh green lettuce, curly parsley, flat leaf parsley and/or cilantro. Kale, endive, red tipped lettuce, lettuce cores and other vegetation are prohibited. Improper garnish shall receive a score of one (1) on Appearance.

Sauce is optional. If used, it shall be applied directly to the meat and not be pooled or puddled in the container. No side sauce containers will be permitted in the turn-in container. Chunky sauce will be allowed. Chunks are to be no larger than a fine dice, approximately 1/8 inch cubed. Sauce violations shall receive a score of one (1) on Appearance.

Anyone acting inappropriately will be disqualified, at the discretion of Hasty Bake-management.

Each entrant will have one 8' table and one 10'x10' tent and two folding chairs. These will be assigned on a first come first serve basis, and entrants are required to keep their space clean and free of trash

If an entrant is unable to bring a Hasty Bake, one can be rented for $100 for the event, and that cost deferred if the unit is purchased.  Limit of (6) six rent-able units are available on a first-come, first served basis at the time of registration.  Last year's participants that rented grills are not automatically reserved a rent-able grill.

Entrants are encouraged to invite friends and family to attend and create a backyard BBQ atmosphere; however, no trailers, RV's or Stereo music is allowed.